The French Development Agency, working with mercy Corps, has launched a €5 million (euro) youth employment project, targeting 11, 000 youths. The first component of the project, the Liberian employment and Enterpreneurship Program, will increase the employability of Liberian youth. This is in fulfillment of the French government’s promise to Pres George Weah earlier this year during his visit to Paris.
Following that visit, France decided to add Liberia to the list of priority countries for its bilateral cooperation. The €10 million (Euro) grant agreement made then between both countries has been reached, which included €5 million in budget support.
Reference : Boakia M. Fofana Sr.